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Park Guell

Nestled in the north of Barcelona, you'll find this beautiful park designed by Gaudí himself.

When you wander the streets of Barcelona everywhere you turn, something new will catch your eye on the impressive cityscape. However, for a rather different perspective on this beautiful city, head to Park Guell in the Gracia district to the north of the town centre, for beautiful views and where you’ll certainly be able to get your bearings. Designed by Gaudí and built between 1900 and 1914, it has many quirky fixtures including its covered walkways, a mosaic-tiled terrace, and famous gingerbread-style houses.

Spanning over 150,000 square metres, the park was originally destined to be the site of a housing complex for the great and the good of Catalonia. However, only two houses from the original plans were ever built – one of which was home to Gaudí himself, and is open to this day as the Gaudí House Museum. Pay a visit to this museum to see the architect’s furniture and to find out more about his great works.

Enter the park through the entrance at the foot of the hill, passing by the unmissable giant gingerbread house-style gatehouses. At the bottom of a stairway, Stop for a photo in front of the mosaic statue in front of the dragon fountain.

From this point, continue up the hill to the mosaic terrace situated at the summit. Shaped in the form of a sea serpent, the terrace offers an unparalleled vantage point from which to look out and admire the entire city. In the summer, the crowds flock here to watch the sun go down – though it’s less busy if you are visiting in the winter months.

Follow the walking paths that cross the park to see shrubbery filling the space. There are benches dotted around which were designed by the legendary Spanish architect and are the ideal place to catch your breath and sit for a while.

The entrance to Park Guell is 20 minutes’ walk uphill from the closest metro station. Catching a bus is also an option. The park is free to enter and opens from 10 a.m. every day, though closing times vary throughout the year.


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Mercure Barcelona Condor NZ$137
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Mercure Barcelona Condor

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    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Sarria-Sant Gervasi, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Casa Vicens, Casa Mila and Passeig de Gracia. Rambla de Catalunya and Hospital Clinic are also within 1 mile (2 km). Sant Gervasi Station and Placa Molina Station are within a 5-minute walk.

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    Catalonia Park Güell

    Catalonia Park Güell

    Pg. Mare de Déu del Coll, 10, Barcelona, Barcelona
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Gracia, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hospital Quiron Barcelona, Park Guell and Gaudi House Museum. Casa Mila and Vall d'Hebron Hospital are also within 2 miles (3 km). Penitents Station is 6 minutes by foot and Vallcarca Station is 6 minutes.

      Catalonia Park Putxet Hotel NZ$104
      Catalonia Park Putxet Hotel

      Catalonia Park Putxet Hotel

      Putget 68-74, Barcelona, Barcelona
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Sarria-Sant Gervasi, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Casa Vicens, Park Guell and Gaudi House Museum. Passeig de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya are also within 1 mile (2 km). Padua Station is 7 minutes by foot and El Putxet Station is 8 minutes.

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        Casa Vilaró

        Casa Vilaró

        Avinguda Coll del Portell, 67, Gracia, Barcelona
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Barcelona guesthouse is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Park Guell, Casa Mila and Sagrada Familia. Casa Batllo and Placa de Catalunya are also within 3 mi (5 km). Vallcarca Station is 9 minutes by foot and Lesseps Station is 9 minutes.

          Casa Vilaro Park Guell charming house with pool and 15 minutes from Plaza Cataluña
          Casa Vilaro Park Guell charming house with pool and 15 minutes from Plaza Cataluña

          Casa Vilaro Park Guell charming house with pool and 15 minutes from Plaza Cataluña

          67 Av. del Coll del Portell, Barcelona, Catalonia
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Barcelona villa is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Gaudi House Museum and Park Guell. Casa Mila and Sagrada Familia are also within 2 miles (3 km). Vallcarca Station is 9 minutes by foot and Lesseps Station is 9 minutes.

            House Vilaró Park Guell. Double Room
            House Vilaró Park Guell. Double Room

            House Vilaró Park Guell. Double Room

            Avenida Coll del Portell, 67, Gracia, Barcelona, Catalonia
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Barcelona villa is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Gaudi House Museum and Park Guell. Casa Mila and Sagrada Familia are also within 2 miles (3 km). Vallcarca Station is 9 minutes by foot and Lesseps Station is 9 minutes.

              Private Attic Room Next to Parc Guell With sea Views - Casa Portell
              Private Attic Room Next to Parc Guell With sea Views - Casa Portell

              Private Attic Room Next to Parc Guell With sea Views - Casa Portell

              59B Avinguda del Coll del Portell, Barcelona, Catalonia
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Gracia, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gaudi House Museum and Park Guell. Casa Mila and Sagrada Familia are also within 2 miles (3 km). Lesseps Station is 9 minutes by foot and Vallcarca Station is 9 minutes.

                Factory Hostels Barcelona
                Factory Hostels Barcelona

                Factory Hostels Barcelona

                Carrer de Molist 5, Barcelona, Barcelona
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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